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an adventure with blackberries

blackberry pie wp-image-2204 summary: recipe for blackberry pie; visiting Paradise is even better than anticipated; importance of a receptacle when thawing berries; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos)

blackberries wp-image-2206 A few weeks ago, we took a little day trip to Niagara to visit my cousins and see what it’s like to live in Paradise.

It turns out that Paradise is all that it’s cracked up to be; we had a wonderful time.

Highlights were feasting, visiting the ponies, spotting frogs and dragonflies galore in the little pond, a bike ride on country roads, lounging beside and in the pool, seeing chickadees, a woodpecker, goldfinches and wayward neighbour’s chickens in the front garden, and then feasting some more. And if that wasn’t enough, as we left, we were given a generous freezer-bag of this year’s sour red cherries, already pitted and a humungous freezer-bag of 2013’s blackberries. We wrapped them all in newspaper and reluctantly got back onto the highway to head back to reality. (continue reading )

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